A guide to the events taking place across the Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site, including May Half Term.

  • Running from Friday 17 May to Tuesday 4 June, visitors to Stonehenge will be able to help construct Playhenge–  a new amazing adventure playground.  This immersive, fun activity will allow children and accompanying adults to use tools and natural materials to help build a play structure of their imagination.  Booking is required.

  • On Thursday 23 May, The National Trust is hosting a Landscape Guided Walk of the East of Avebury Circuit, which takes in part of Avebury’s stone circle, prehistoric round barrows and West Kennet Avenue. Booking is essential with more dates planned for guided walks in June and September.

  • Join the National Trust on Sunday 26 May for the Trust10 trail run at Avebury.  The free-to-attend, 10k trail run is held on the fourth Sunday of every month between April-October and gives participant the opportunity to enjoy a challenging run with stunning views across the wider Avebury landscape. Pre booking is not required, but runners are asked to register from 08.45 on the morning of the run.

  • During the half-term holiday on 26 & 29 May, the National Trust in Avebury will be running Family stone circle tours  to learn more about the site. Please note, there is limited capacity per tour and tickets are offered on a first come first served basis.

  • On Wednesday 15 May at 7pm, The Chapel at Avebury will be hosting ‘What lies beneath’, a talk by Briony Clifton of The National Trust about excavations beneath the floorboards of attic rooms in Avebury Manor. The event is free to attend (donations welcome).

Enjoy at any time

Together, the Stonehenge and Avebury landscape forms one World Heritage Site celebrated for its Neolithic and Bronze age monuments spanning 5000 years of history. To plan to visit Stonehenge see English Heritage‘s website and to explore Avebury see National Trust‘s webpages.

The collections of The Salisbury Museum , Wiltshire Museum in Devizes and Alexander Keiller Museum in Avebury contain many treasures discovered from Stonehenge and Avebury, giving insight into the people who lived here thousands of years ago and how the monuments were constructed.

Discover monuments, encounter wildlife and enjoy beautiful views on one of the many walking routes through the World Heritage Site landscape. Here are just a few examples:

Stonehenge landscape circular walk | Wilts | National Trust

Secrets of Stonehenge walk | Wiltshire | National Trust

Avebury Ridgeway walk | Wiltshire | National Trust

Around Silbury Hill | Wiltshire | National Trust

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